Submitted by Bedford High School Parents Association
Thanks to the generosity of caregivers, friends, and community members, the Class of 2023 was treated to a spectacular All Night Graduation Celebration on the evening of June 1-2. It would not have been possible to carry on this beloved tradition without the support of scores of volunteers, sponsors, donors, and Bedford staff members. Please visit All Night Grad Party Thank You to read our thank you note!
Started in 1988, this was the 34th annual incarnation of the overnight party (with a small unfortunate hiatus in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic). All Night Graduation is a safe and substance-free evening on the night of graduation where our graduates can celebrate, reminisce, and enjoy their last hours together as a class. During this event, the new graduates enjoy lots of food from local businesses, incredible performers, hilarious games, fun activities, and prizes. Each year more than 85 percent of graduating seniors attend. This truly special event has been made possible by the manpower of 150+ volunteers and the financial and in-kind support from the entire Bedford community; families, organizations and businesses alike. No student is ever denied entry based on financial circumstances.
Special recognition goes to the Class of 2023 All Night Graduation Planning Committee Members: Co-Chairs- Dawn Kociubes and Leah Walton; Chaperones and Commemorative Photo USB- Amit Shahar; Clean-up- Susan DiGangi and Lisa Kaushik; Decorations- Cindy Tulimieri and Ana Gonzales Flores; Entertainment- Tricia Daley, Heather Thacore, and Karen Collins; Fundraising- Shirley Fan Chan; Pictures- Patricia Fabian; Prizes- Kristin Doucet; Refreshments- Jessica Fair, Audrey Gould, Namrata Shah, and Parvathi Susarla; Senior Gifts- Shirely Fan Chan and Gina Elyazar; Storage Solutions- Julie Sheridan and Amit Shahar; Tickets- Courtney Luongo; Treasurer- Kelly Randazzo.
Please join in thanking these generous local businesses that support our students year after year.
Platinum Sponsor- Massport
Gold Sponsors- Bedford Youth & Family Services and Middlesex Savings Bank
Silver Sponsors- Bamboo Restaurant, Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty- Diane Hughes, Jennifer Kelley, and Mimi Henning, Carleton Willard Village, Flatbread Co., Fujifilm, Jersey Mike’s, Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Rotary Club of Bedford, Werfen
Bronze Sponsors- Bedford Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball, Bedford High School Parents Association, Minuteman Diner, Patriot Landscape, Rancatore’s, TJ Maxx
Buccaneer Blue Sponsors- Bedford Athletic Association, Bedford Car Wash, Bedford Florist, Bedford Funeral Home, Inc., Bedford House of Roast Beef, Bedford Jewish Community, Bedford Pediatrics, Bedford Firefighters Local 2310, Bernstein Development, Blue Cape Cookies, Blue Ribbon Barbecue, Boston Red Sox, Callahan’s Karate Studio, Cheesecake Factory, Chip in Farm, Complete Dental Care, Coppe & Sears Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Express Pizza / Bedford Cupcakes, Extreme Landscaping, Five Guys, Ginger Japanese Restaurant, Great Road Gallery & Framing, Great Wall Restaurant, Huntington Theatre Company, Jia Restaurant, Ken’s New York Deli, Kimball Farm Ice Cream, Market Basket, McCarthy Plastering, McDonald’s Restaurant, Moison Ace Hardware, New England Aquarium, Parish of St. Michael, Patriot Pediatrics, Peppers Grille, PJM Construction LLC, Portland Sea Dogs, Red Heat Tavern, Swan Boats, Wegmans Burlington, Wilson Farm, Worcester Red Sox, Xtreme Craze
To learn more about the All Night Graduation Party Celebration and to become a sponsor of the Class of 2024 party to be held on June 6-7, 2024, visit https://bhspa.org/all-night-grad-party/ or email Dawn Kociubes and Leah Walton at [email protected].